Around the Greens

Thursday Women’s Pennants Round 16.

38degree temperature forecast greeted bowlers for Round 16 of the Women’s Thursday Pennant competitions causing an early start to the day. It was another important round on the greens as we move towards the end of the minor rounds and on to the finals.

Premier League:

Hope Valley v Prospect/Broadview:

Prospect/Broadview picked up an important win prevailing 36-35 at Hope Valley and banking a valuable eight points. It was enough to move the club to 72 points on the ladder and 25 points clear of the relegation zone despite winning only one rink of three played.

Jan Nicholls skipped her rink to a 14-8 win against Andrea Williams in a match winning performance.

For an unlucky Hope Valley Raelene Heitmann and her four triumphed 15-11 over Denise Caulfield and Beverley Murdoch 12-11 over Rosemary Harnett.

The Valley ended the day in in sixth spot on the ladder with seven wins for the season.

Ascot Park v Tranmere:

Ascot Park played well all day securing a full count of 12 points after a 56-42 home win against Tranmere. The Lions ended the day in third spot on the ladder with its 10th win for the season.

Chris Thulborn skipped her rink to a 17-8 defeat of Dianne Ferris in the day’s best result.

Sue Vasey and her four prevailed 20-17 against Jackie Gardiner in a tight game.

Sue Coultas and her rink also took two points after a 19-17 win against Mary Feddersen.

Tranmere now sits in fifth spot on the ladder with eight wins for the year.

Hawthorn v Marion:

Hawthorn continued its impressive run of form banking 10 points after a 67-38 home win against Marion. After its 12th win for the year the Hawks sit 17 points clear at the top of the table and have all but secured a finals spot.

Christine Keller and her rink did best banking two points after a 28-8 defeat of Michelle Butler.

Wendy Clarke skipped her four to a 21-9 win against Kath Crilly in another good performance.

For Marion, which ended the game in ninth spot on the ladder Dianne Gigney and her rink prevailed 21-18 against Anne Onto.

 Happy Valley v Lockleys:

Happy Valley returned to form banking a full count of 12 points after a 72-25 home win against bottom side Lockleys. The big win sees the Valley sitting in second spot on the ladder five points clear of Ascot Park.

Deb Fry and her four triumphed 31-4 against Lynette Nixon in a stunning result.

Jenny Davis and her rink starred in a 21-10 defeat of Lyn Teague.

Avis Steer and her four prevailed 20-11 against Christine Schumacher to complete the white- wash.

Payneham v Club Holdfast:

Payneham sits in fourth spot on the ladder with 103 points after a tight 50-48 10 point home win against Club Holdfast. The Panthers won on two rinks of three played in another important result. Holdfast slipped to seventh spot with seven wins for the year.

Marie Roberts skipped her four to an 18-12 result against Mila Grimshaw in the day’s most influential result.

Joan Prosser and her rink triumphed 18-15 over Andrea Cresswell in another good performance.

For Club Holdfast Sandy Wallace and her four produced the goods in a 21-14 defeat of Laini McGorman.

Division One:

Semaphore v West Lakes:

Semaphore produced its best performance of the season taking all 12 points after a 60-32 home win against West Lakes. The club remained at the foot of ladder but made headway against the two clubs above them as the players look to fight their way out of the relegation zone.

Edna Dimond and her rink prevailed 25-11 against Robyn Palmer in the day’s best result.

Kerri Sharkie skipped her four to a 16-8 defeat of Doris Thomas in a telling performance.

Anne Dunstan and her rink also played well in a 19-13 triumph over Karen Gatto.

West Lakes ended the day in fourth spot on the ladder with 92 points.

Somerton v Tranmere:

Tranmere also played well in a 53-43 10 point win against the Seagulls at Somerton.  It was enough to see the club sitting in sixth spot on the ladder with six wins for the season.

Pam Fullerton skipped her four to a 24-10 defeat of Karen Sander in a match winning result.

Elizabeth Bartram and her rink triumphed 17-13 against Beverley Mules.

For Somerton Yvonne Bekeris and her four prevailed 20-12 over Sue Sanders but were unable to affect the overall result.

The club ended the day in seventh spot on ladder.

Morphett Vale v Kensington/Marryatville:

Morphett Vale also came up with a good performance prevailing 49-36 against Kensington/Marryatville and securing 10 points. The Emus now sit in third spot on the ladder with 116 points.

Ricki Hooper skipped her four to a 21-6 win against Robyn Walker in the game’s best result.

Lea Modra and rink won a tight one 14-13 against Helen Hutton.

For Kensi Jeanette Hill and her four triumphed 17-14 against Paulina Lawrie to earn the club its only points.

Kensington/Marryatville ended the day in eighth spot on the ladder with 60 points.   

Brighton v Gawler:

Brighton continued to ride rough shod over the competition grabbing 10 points after a 59-36 home win against Gawler. The Southern club sits 16 points clear of second placed Port Noarlunga after its 14th win of the year.

Carli Mitchell and her four again did best with a 27-5 triumph over Teresa Dean. New to the club this year Mitchell is playing out of her skin in a good rink.

Teresa Lyons and her rink prevailed 18-11 against Kay Moncrieff in another telling result.

For Gawler which now sits in fifth spot Dawn Warland grabbed two points after a 20-14 defeat of Patria McGrath.

Payneham v Port Noarlunga:

Payneham produced a game out of the box prevailing 71-38 against second place Port Noarlunga and banking a full count of 12 points. However, despite the strong win the Panthers remain in ninth spot on the ladder as the club looks to bail itself out of the relegation zone.

June Hodkinson skipped her four to a 22-9 win against Karlee Moffatt in the game’s best result.

Marlene Davey and her four triumphed 27-12 over Barbara Nesbitt in another telling performance.

On the third rink Robyn Darby and her rink defeated Doreen Taylor to the tune of 22-17.

Port Noarlunga now sits in second spot on the ladder 16 points shy of Brighton.

John Bevin

12th February 2021